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The Stars shined brightly in Walnut Grove
    Walnut Grove — For Laura Ingalls Wilder fans Walnut Grove was a mecca for fans from New York to California, and from North Dakota to Texas with many other states represented as well. ...

School board handles routine business
    WWG — Athletic Director Leo Theisen gave the board the schedule for fall activities. He noted that  captains’ practice for football will begin in two weeks. ...

Stars bring lots of Lauras and Nellies to Walnut Grove
    walnut grove — Cindy and Amy Van Dorsten had their hands full Saturday afternoon at the Family Festival with 43 Lauras and nine Nellies showing up for the final Laura and Nellie Look-a-Like contest. ...

obituary obituary
Kenneth Arlyn Wahl...

Blue River woman killed in wreck Blue River woman killed in wreck
VIDA: Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 40-year-old woman along Highway 126 about four miles east of Vida. ...


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Between the Lines
    It seems lately all you hear  about on the network news is about war and disasters. We have become somewhat complacent about conflicts in the middle east and eastern Europe as well. ...

When hatchery and wild steelhead mix When hatchery and wild steelhead mix
Hatchery steelhead spawners are unlikely to contribute measurably to the natural productivity of a mixed population of hatchery and wild fish unless natural spawner abundance is generally below carrying capacity, according to a new study....

Timber harvest on the rise Timber harvest on the rise
In 2013, Oregon’s timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, marking four consecutive years of increase from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009. “This was the first harvest above four billion board feet in seven years,” said ODF principal economist Brandon Kaetzel, “and repres...

Kris Isder — A Time for Change Kris Isder — A Time for Change
    Special — Growing up on  a farm southeast of Westbrook, Kris Isder never gave a thought to doing anything in regards to ministry. She says, “although I was active in the church, when I was growing up pastors were men. I had never considered going into the ministry....